Fluoride in Peel – Two Views

Should the Region of Peel continue to add Fluoride to our water? Proponents say that it is an essential part of a comprehensive oral health program, while others claim it is a dangerous practice that must be stopped.

Earlier this year, Brampton Focus produced two episodes to listen to the opinion that water fluoridation is harming our residents and that it should be suspended immediately by our regional government; we also profiled the recent court action launched against the Region of Peel that claims adding Fluoride is unlawful.

Those episodes generated a tremendous amount of feedback from our viewers, both from those who agree fluoridation must be stopped, and from many who felt our coverage lacked the scientific opinions to back the claims.

After months of work, we are happy to bring you this very special episode of Brampton Focus, where it is all about the science. In this episode, you will hear from two undisputed experts on both sides of this issue.

First, Dr. A. K. Susheela, a medical doctor and Fluoride toxicity expert from India who has spent over 20 years studying the effects of Fluoride on populations that are exposed to it. Dr. Susheela has presented the results of her research to governments around the world, including the British Parliament. She is the executive director of the Fluorosis Research and Rural Development Foundation in Dehli, India.

Second, you will hear from Dr. Eileen DeVilla, the Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Peel, who manages the operations of Ontario’s second-largest public health unit, serving the 1.4 million people who live in the region.

We encourage you to watch this episode and learn more about this issue.


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